Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

Free childcare to be extended to foster carers

Foster carers will receive the 30 hours free childcare offer for children in their care for the first time from September 2018.

Planning function not valued in majority of councils

A new survey has found that the planning function has been relegated to lower positions in the corporate structure of most local authorities.

One in three children growing up in toxic air zones

New analysis by Unicef UK has revealed that one in three children in the UK are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution.

Funding cuts threatening half of all bus routes

The LGA has warned that almost half of all bus routes in England currently receive partial or complete subsidies from councils and are under threat.

30 hours free childcare causing huge challenges for nurseries

The impact of the 30 hours of funded childcare policy is causing huge challenges for nurseries, including growing deficits and additional administration.

B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Cornwall's cabinet give green light to parking improvements

Ambitious long term plans for the future of parking in Cornwall have today been given the green light by Cornwall Council’s cabinet.

Over 180 children placed on child protection plans daily

The LGA has found that more than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm.

Give county councils more influence over planning

Two new reports for the CCN have urged for a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability housing crisis.

Lambeth Council to enhance its digital services

Lambeth Council has partnered with Intercity Technology to enhance its digital services through a fully-managed and flexible IT support service.

Shared bike scheme set to expand in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s shared bikes scheme is set to expand, with 120 new bikes and more hubs installed.

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